Sunday, April 03, 2005


Rounding up amphibians... unintentionally!

As someone recently poisoned by a product whose purpose is *not* to poison, I'd like you to know about this study which found out that some amphibians are unintentionally killed by the herbicide Round-up:

University of Pittsburgh Professor Rick Relyea found that Roundup® caused a 70
percent decline in amphibian biodiversity and an 86 percent decline in the total
mass of tadpoles. Leopard frog tadpoles and gray tree frog tadpoles were
completely eliminated and wood frog tadpoles and toad tadpoles were nearly
eliminated. One species of frog, spring peepers, was unaffected.

Source: Biology News Blog

FYI: For info. about the ill effects of pesticides:

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